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    The year 2015 saw superb books written about two of my big interests: Pakistan cricket, and the city of Karachi...

    For years cricket fans like myself had waited for someone to write the seminal history of Pakistan cricket, and like London buses, after ages of nothing, two came along at the same time...

  • Omer Shahzad goes big!

    Omer Shahzad will be seen playing the male lead in director Iqbal Kashmiri’s forthcoming film...

    Let’s see how steady Omer S walks the movie ramp...

  • Change of plans: GM Bashir to bear Pakistan flag at Rio Olympics

    RIO: In a drastic change of plans on the eve of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony, the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) on Thursday nominated shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, also known as GM Bashir, to bear Pakistan's flag despite having named Judoka Shah Hussain for the task earlier...

    Well-placed sources told DawnNews that there were differences between the PSB and the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) over who would be Pakistan's flag...

  • Sudan’s Bashir asks Putin for ‘protection’ from US

    SOCHI: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes, on Thursday asked Russia’s Vladimir Putin to protect his country from the United States...

    Speaking during his first visit to Russia as president, Bashir also said he wanted to ramp up military ties and praised Moscow’s military campaign in Syria...

  • Bashir re-elected Sudan’s president with 94pc of vote

    KHARTOUM: Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was elected to another five years in office, results showed on Monday, despite international war crimes charges and a vote marred by low turnout and an opposition boycott...

    Bashir, 71, took more than 94 per cent of the vote in the election held earlier this month, the electoral commission said, prompting the opposition to reject the result as a “joke”...

  • Bashir leaves S. Africa despite court order

    KHARTOUM: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Khartoum from Johannesburg on Monday, after a South African court ordered him not to leave as it decided whether to arrest him over alleged war crimes...

    Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the Darfur region, was returning from an African Union summit...

  • Bashir Bhola Bhala wins Rustam-e-Zaman title

    LAHORE: Veteran wrestler Bashir Bhola Bhala Pehlwan of Lahore wasted no time in flattening Arif Pehlwan of Bhakkar in the title fight of Rustam-e-Zaman Gama Pehlwan Dangal here at Punjab Stadium on Saturday...

    Sports Board Punjab director general Usman Anwar, who organised the back-to-back title bouts, congratulated Bashir and Umair Pehlwan for winning Rustam-e-Zaman Gama Pehlwan and Sher-e-Punjab Dangal titles, respectively...

  • ICC calls for arrest of Bashir at summit meeting in India

    “However there may be some anxious moments as the International Criminal Court has called for India to arrest one of the guests expected to attend, Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes by the ICC,” The Hindu said on Sunday...

    This includes arresting Mr Al-Bashir,” the Prosecutor said...

  • Wahid Bashir remembered

    KARACHI: Friends, relatives and colleagues poured their hearts out as they went down memory lane at a condolence reference held at the Arts Council on Saturday evening to pay homage to eminent poet, journalist and trade union activist Wahid Bashir, who passed away on June 21...

    He began proceedings by reading out the following couplet by Wahid Bashir:Zard patton ke liyey aik he jhonka hai bahut Narm konpal ki tarha paon jamaey...

  • Xi calls Sudanese leader Bashir ‘old friend’

    BEIJING: China’s President Xi Jinping on Tuesday welcomed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir — who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court — as an “old friend of the Chinese people”...

    Bashir is one of the foreign heads of state attending a huge military parade on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II...

  • Govt asked to mark Bashir Bilour’s death anniversary

    PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party has demanded of the government to observe the death anniversary of its leader, Bashir Ahmad Bilour, at the official level to honour his sacrifices against terrorism...

    He said Bashir Bilour was a true follower of Bacha Khan as he gave away his life serving the people...

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